Previous 1 114 115 116 117 118 Next 3,617 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2014 8:43 AM by mocho99 Go to original post Branched to a new discussion.
  • Echo Station Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for detailed anaylsis of your phone Henry .  Again, I think this a normal part of the release cycle.  Apple releases new phone with a .0 OS, collects a significant amount of user data and uses it to optimise the .1 release.  It was the case with the 4S and I'll bet the same with whatever they release next.  My money is an OS upgrade will be announced(released?) at the Oct 23rd event.

  • Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no not new and believe me i triend everything,its just a piece of **** battery

  • A420TuRbO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Excellent post and analysis Henry! I read Anandtech's full review of the iPhone 5 as well and I feel like I just went through an iPhone hardware engineer crash course! It had all (maybe too much for some) info you could possibly want to know about the iPhone and mobile hardware in general very informative to say the least. I was hoping for an OS update as well before my return deadline as last year's iOS 5.0 (10/12/2011) update to iOS 5.0.1 (11/10/2011) took less than a month.

     

    Bottom line Apple has to do something about battery life an average of 3.5-5 hours usage is something people make fun of android devices for. I don't even care if they have to clock down the CPU a little bit (4S 800 MHz vs 5 1.3GHz) think realistically how much time do you save doing your average tasks (.25 of a second?) from 4S to 5 (CPU speed not internet speeds). I'd rather have an hour or two more usage time then save half a second opening an app. There really is so much info to be gained from reading every part of Anandtech's review even if some people might not understand some of it.

  • marine8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tets I have done today. At 7:30 am I took the iphone off the charger, it was at 100%

    Both Cellular and TLE were turn off. I had 2 calls for 15 and 7 minutes so about 22 minutes total.

    I did not use the phone besides that. Right now at 4:30 pm so after 9 hours is at 90% battery.

     

    So above looks ok to me.

     

    So far my testing form previous pages was as follows:

     

    1) Airplane mode for 8 hours or so drop of 2% 

    2) Both Cellular and LTE turn OFF a drop of 10% after 9 hours of no usage, in the 9 hours (including talk time of 22 minutes)  from 100% to 90%

     

    3) I want to turn on the Cellular ONLY (LTE off) and test again tomorrow for like 9 hours.

     

    My conclusion so far, battery is good, will see what happens when Celluar is ON.

     

    I guess if someone here that has serious battery drian issue they should will try the airplane mode overnight and try both Cellular and LTE off during the day and note the percentage.

  • Handsfull Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Well everyone, I'm done. 

     

    I found a iPhone 4S with iOS 5 on craigslist.  So I'm going to go backwards, And wait this one out for a few more months.

     

    Time spent on this issue is time lost with my family, no good.  Dad can't be spending time on phone problems instead of his kids after work.

     

    Apple, for your sake, I hope you get your **** together.

     

    To my paisano's on this board, good luck, I'll be gunnin' for ya.

  • A420TuRbO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Those are definitely good tests for some people who are wondering if they have a defective battery that drains on its own but the real problem I feel is when the CPU is being taxed. If you read the section titled "understanding the power profile of modern SoCs" in Anandtech's review you will see this graph . . .

     

    Anandtech.png

    Notice the subtle jump in power consumption from 4 to 4S and the HUGE jump from the 4S to the 5. Mind you the 5 had the task done quicker and went to "sleep/idle" state (which is a little lower than 4S) ALOT faster. Why the need for such a huge jump in consumption according to the graph from 4 to 4S looks about 0.25 watts more and 4S to 5 seems almost like 1.0 watts more power consumption (being tasked). Correct me if I'm wrong but isnt that almost a 400% increase in power usage (under consumption). There are prob many other factors (maybe the phone consumes that much power trying to maintain a signal?) but this was just one that stood out to me in the review.

     

    PS . . Hey Apple I skate to where the puck is going to be, you hiring...? 

  • Herbie_K Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Handsfull wrote:

     

    Well everyone, I'm done. 

     

    I found a iPhone 4S with iOS 5 on craigslist.  So I'm going to go backwards, And wait this one out for a few more months.

     

    Time spent on this issue is time lost with my family, no good.  Dad can't be spending time on phone problems instead of his kids after work.

     

    Apple, for your sake, I hope you get your **** together.

     

    To my paisano's on this board, good luck, I'll be gunnin' for ya.

     

    Seems a shame to go backwards to get ahead! Good luck.

     

    As for myself, I came to the same conclusion about lost time today. I finally said enough is enough and called Applecare to tell them of my battery woes. Here's what I learned:

     

    They can diagnose the phone through Safari. In a matter of 30 seconds, she told me the battery was not holding satisfactorily. She also said that my experience of the battery charging rapidly was an indication of a malfunctioning battery. It goes along the lines of: If it charges fast, it discharges fast.

     

    A new phone is on it's way to me now.

     

    I will now join the ever-growing ranks of those with fingers-crossed!

  • iphone5rocks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now after having my battery drain 10% in 24 hrs, on standby, my phone drained 50% last night and today it drained 10% in about 5 hours. Something has changed and it's not skpe or any software changes. I hope this is temporary but I am very worried. It's strange that this problem came out of left field!

  • iFinest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My battery probably charges from 1-10% to full in about a couple of hours. Is that considered a fast recharge? I just wish iOS 6.0.1 comes out before my 14 day return is over .. C'mon apple.

  • R.storms Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I Am on my 3rd phone replacement. I have recently spoken to an Apple rep who had rad a diagnosise test on my phone. He is telling me that everything is fine with the phone and its a problem with my cell provider. I called my provider and they say everything is fine on their men's and its a hardware issue. I spoke with the apple rep again, and he says he will look into it again to see if he missed something. I doubt I will hear back from him. I will give it a couple of days then I will be forced to return my phone. The battery doesn't cut it. I'm getting 4.5 hours of use!

  • Echo Station Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @ R.storms. What kind of results  are you seeing? On 3G/LTE? WiFi?  Curious who your carrier is too.

  • JFazYankees Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm curious to know what your guys's brightness settings are. I've seen a bit of improvement in battery life just from lowering the brightness from 100% to 75%

  • R.storms Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Echo

     

    I only use 3G....i have my LTE of and dont use wifi. I'm located in Ottawa,Ontario, Canada. Telus is my provider.

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    i'm getting married on Saturday and I was hoping to have my iPhone 5 in my pocket to grab quick photos throughout the day..

     

    with it only lasting 4 hours.. it wouldn't even last through the reception in the evening...

     

    what the ****, am I going to charge it during my wedding so I can "use" my phone?

     

    *** Apple, this is ludicrous.

  • spyd4r Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    everyone is getting 4.5 hours of use.. that's basically the golden number... some people a little more, some lower... but 4-5 hours is basically it.. this phone is a joke right now. I hope no one is using this phone for business use.

    R.storms wrote:

     

    I Am on my 3rd phone replacement. I have recently spoken to an Apple rep who had rad a diagnosise test on my phone. He is telling me that everything is fine with the phone and its a problem with my cell provider. I called my provider and they say everything is fine on their men's and its a hardware issue. I spoke with the apple rep again, and he says he will look into it again to see if he missed something. I doubt I will hear back from him. I will give it a couple of days then I will be forced to return my phone. The battery doesn't cut it. I'm getting 4.5 hours of use!